Iain Howie frequently plays at Vancouver’s most well-known, underground venues and since his first release in 2016, has played in numerous clubs across Canada, the US, and Europe. His sets are unique and tailored to time and place, his original compositions filled with lyricism and musicality and his use of live instruments and field recordings in his productions are just another indication of his heavy emphasis on originality and creativity.
Rhombus, a Vancouver/Berlin collective, brought Howie’s first EP ‘Awake’ to the forefront, and he has since put out material on local and international labels.
Vancouver-based ANDROMO has been steadily building his career towards becoming one of today’s most intriguing artists. Born in El Salvador, and now residing in Canada, ANDROMO’s music has hit the ear’s of diverse listeners. Charged with emotion, his music blends lush melodies over driving percussion to create a dynamic atmosphere on the dance floor.
As an Architect, ANDROMO is fascinated by his environment. Whether it be the dense rainforests of his native land, or the mountainous terrain of Vancouver, every backdrop is an opportunity to inspire the musician. He approaches sound, similarly to how he approaches architecture. You could say that the environment is in a way, continuously scoring the soundtrack to his life.
In 2004, ANDROMO launched his lauded brand Rainforest Music. Responsible for hosting some of the finest parties across Central America, Rainforest Music encompasses a talented team of creative minds with ANDROMO leading the way. 2018 was a milestone year, as ANDROMO expanded the brand, launching Rainforest Music Records. This past December, ANDROMO released his very first solo work on the label; Day Attack is a 2-track EP that embodies his musical vision.
ANDROMO’s pure talent does not go unnoticed. His tracks are charted and regularly played out by industry leaders such as Mr.C, Steve Bug, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, DJ Three, Droog, and many others. In July 2017, he was signed to John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, with his track “This Just Then” appearing on Bedrock’s Frequencies album. Less than a year later, ANDROMO made his debut on the highly-acclaimed Culprit imprint with his 5-track EP, Drawn to Dawn.
Babelink is a collective of emerging female/femme/queer/non-binary artists focusing on music, art, performance, and showcase events, Founded by Christine (DJ) Xtine, Innes (DJ) Innezz & Alli (Singer, writer, MC) Bunnie. Babelink’s vision and goal is to represent, celebrate, explore, connect POC/womxn/femme/queer/trans individuals in safe spaces, through creative and uplifting events, parties, and workshops.
Babelink expresses elements of silliness and playfulness while celebrating the roots of the dance music culture. Through parties, babelink showcases a variety of artists including DJ’s, VJ’s, singers, dancers, performance artists, fashion designers, and anything expressive in between; collaborating with different types of artists to create interactive and immersive spaces to celebrate the dance music community as a whole.
This time around, Xtine, Innezz and Ra/Sol will be providing the Babelink vibes at the Osito Block Party.